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Getting Started - Adding Custom Site Images & Design Files
Getting Started - Adding Custom Site Images & Design Files

How to add custom files to your permit package

Updated over a week ago

Lyra allows the upload of custom site-specific and design-specific documentation for your permit package. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to:

  • Upload custom site images

  • Upload custom design files

  • Add custom site images and design files to your permit package

Site Images

Site images are images that apply to the site location such as the roof structure, roof surface, equipment elevation, electrical panel, or utility meter. If your AHJ requires submittal of this sort of imagery, you'll be able to add them to the permit package here.

After tracing an individual roof, you'll notice the "Images" dropdown menu at the very bottom of the Properties Panel when looking at the roof properties of a particular roof.

This same drop down menu appears in the Properties Panel after the MSP location is specified.

The images will be displayed in the permit package generation window under the Images and Documents tab, shown below.

Design Files

Design files are documents such as equipment elevation drawings, array elevation drawings/details, load calculations, panel upgrade details, equipment datasheets, or other certifications.

To upload design files, you'll first need to complete your project. When in the Preview Permit Package window, navigate to the "Images and Documents" tab.

To upload a Design File you can use either the Browse button or the Drag & Drop feature. When either of those processes are complete the Upload button will change color and allow you to upload the file to the project.

After the file is uploaded, it will then appear in a list to the right. Double-click on the file name to edit it, or click the trash button to delete it.

You have two options about how they will be displayed in your permit package, as Appendix or Sheet.

Design File Sheets

Design files designated as a sheet will be displayed with a title block and page number, as shown in the example below. The name of the file will be included in the title block.

Design File Appendices

Design files designated as an appendix will be displayed at the end of the permit package without a title block.

The configuration above will be displayed as shown below.

Site images will be grouped together on a page labeled "site images". Design files will be displayed in different parts of the package depending on whether it is a sheet or an appendix.

Tips and Important Notes

  • Design files must be uploaded in PDF format.

  • Design Files will display on the Directory of Pages with the file name.

  • One 17x11" page. This will fill one full page of the permit package.

  • Two 8.5x11" pages. These will be displayed side-by-side and fill one full page of the permit package. If the file uploaded includes more than two pages, only the first two pages will be displayed.

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